Spooky Dooky Doo

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on September 14th 2017
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. All tutorials are for non-profit personal use only. No distribution allowed except via text link.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X9 but any version will do
Tubes of Choice – from the same artist
Fonts of Choice – I used Monstahh and Monstahh FX
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
AAA Frames – Foto Frame
CuddlyRigorMortis pkg115 Tube/Scrap Bundle by Foxys Designz

I used the awesome artwork of Cuddly Rigor Mortis
You can purchase her work and a license from CDO
Please do not use Kristin’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open up a new canvas 851 x 315 and flood fill with grey (#929292)
Open a paper of choice – I used paper 10
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Background
Position so it fills the whole width of your canvas
Change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy)
Reduce the opacity to about 57

Open Element14 and resize by 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename House
Position on the left side of the canvas, leaving a gap at the side
Duplicate and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 20
Move Copy of House below the House layer

Open Element50
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Clouds
Position on the left so the end of the Clouds is in the house

Duplicate Clouds, move the copy over to the right so it fills the canvas
With the end in the house

With Copy of Clouds active
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Move this layer below Copy of House

Activate Copy of House
Open Element46 and resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Spider
Position between the House and canvas edge
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 55 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element23 and resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tree
Position next to the house
Add the same drop shadow as used on the Spider

Open Element11
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Moon 1
Position in the top right corner of the canvas

Change the blend mode to Screen

Open Element22 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Moon 2
Position over the top of Moon 1
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)

Open Element24 and resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Light
Position on the right, so the top of the light is in front of the Moons
Add the same drop shadow

Open Element6 and resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Pumpkin
Position in the bottom right corner
Add the same drop shadow

Open Element27 and resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Spider 2
Position where it looks best, hanging from the top of the canvas
Add the same drop shadow

Now let’s add tubes!
I used different 3 tubes (115-2, 116-3 & September 2017 Bonus Tube)
Copy and paste your tubes as a new layer, positioning where they look best
Resize if required, I resized by 15% (116-2), 20%(Bonus Tube) and 35% (115-2)
Duplicate each tube and the on the copy
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 7.5
Play about with the blend modes until you get a look you like
Add the same drop shadow as used previously to each of the original tubes

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Monstahh
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out your text, I wrote ‘Spooky Dooky Doo’
Position where it looks best and convert to raster
I added the same text again, using a different color and using the Monstahh FX font
Add the same drop shadow to the original layer

Ensure the tube you want as the main tube is at the top of the layer palette
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer – rename Blur
Put this below the top two tubes
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 15
Change the blend mode to Overlay or one of choice

Still working on the Blur layer
Effects, Plugins, AAA Frames – Foto Frame

Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 16 pixels
Selections, Invert
Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
Selections, None
Change the blend mode to Overlay on the Promoted Selection

Select your text tool again and choose a font – I used Monstahh FX
Keep your settings the same as before, changing the background color if required
Add your name and position where it looks best – on the right
When happy, Convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow as used throughout

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

To Make The AV
There are other ways to make the AV, this is just the way I do it 🙂

Press shift + D to duplicate your timeline
Select your crop tool
Set the Pixel Dimensions to 180 x 180

Position your crop rectangle where you want for the AV

Crop
Delete any layers you don’t want
Add a new raster layer, ensure this is at the top of the layer palette
Flood fill with black or a dark color of choice
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels and press delete

Add your name the same way as you did on your timeline
Lower the opacity to about 59
Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 😀

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